Sakura Angels is a Visual Novel game developed by Winged Cloud. It was released on PC in January 2015 and was published to Nintendo Switch by Gamuzumi in April 2022.
*Disclaimer: A code was provided by the publisher for the purpose of this review. This does not have an affect on the review, as my thoughts are mine and mine alone.
Kenta is just your average everyday school boy. He goes to school, pays attention, then comes home to isolation. With parents who are always working, he never has much time to see them, and with no friends, he finds himself incredibly lonely. When he starts getting really bad headaches, he thinks nothing of it. Until he finds out the cause of these headaches. From crazy nightmares to almost passing out, he suddenly finds himself in the middle of the street, with no one around, and a monster!
Thus the story introduces the two beautiful ladies that follow Kenta around for the journey, Sayaka and Hikari. These girls bring a lot of silliness to the story. Sayaka is an easy going, lighthearted gal who loves to constantly joke around. Then Hikari is a serious person who tries to do her jobs at all costs. She hates jokes, she hates taking it easy, but there’s a little more to her. These girls act as Kenta’s guardians and protect him from the monsters that are after him. With just a flash of light, they don their sexy battle gears!
The game ties the magnificent story in with some really saucy pictures, and honestly the story was so well done that it kept me pushing forward constantly. Kenta is on a mission to find out why these two girls are so dead set on protecting him, all while trying to get them to open up about things. Such as his headaches. Or a few other events that happen. There’s not really any dull moments. Even in the school scenes it stays interesting. There is something that the two characters hint at though that was never actually discussed in the game. This was really annoying because I feel like it would’ve really helped flesh out Sayaki and Hikari even more. Even the villain, Yuzuki has a more fleshed out back story and convictions than these two!
If you look into this game, you’ll see that it’s a “lewd” adventure. The game has quite a bit of fanservice, but honestly it’s never too much. There’s cleavage, and side boob and butts, but all the important parts are always covered, so it’s very risqué. But usually when anything like that happens, there’s usually a really funny scenario around it all for the setup, and it kept me laughing. With you having the options of two ladies to always impress, this gives you the options for two different endings, depending on who you impress more. But these don’t really make an impact. If anything you just get a bonus lovey dovey scene that never really amounts to much considering the nature of the two girls’ jobs.
Unfortunately throughout the journey there were a few grammatical errors. A few words somewhere they shouldn’t be. Some sentences that made no sense no matter how many times I read them back, but luckily only one or two words were spelt wrong! But nothing is too jarring in all honesty to spoil the experience, so that’s all that matters!
- Engaging Story
- Loveable Characters
- Backstory That Isn’t Discussed
- Endings Don’t Feel Much Different
Winged Cloud works wonders again with their Sakura series. The story is engaging, the characters are awesome, and at the end of it all, I loved everyone, whether they had clothes on or not. It’s just unfortunate some things weren’t more fleshed out. But for a nice little afternoon read, you can’t go wrong!